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Apple New 12″ Macbook – no fan(s), USB C & audio jacks (only), Retina Display, but expensive as hell

(deutscher Text unten / German text see below) Apple just have released quite cost intensive flat macs, without fans. That means they don’t get fans? No, it means – the put in a dual core processor that is almost optimized for mobile use at 5W of power – but it is running at 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 GHz and can boost up to 2.4, 2.6 or 2.9 – depends on what you dare to add to the not so low price of more than 1400€. (the 512 GB SSD is…

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Speed Test Retina vs. old school Mac Books – Apple

as mentioned (see links above) the new Retina Macs are almost not faster than their „older“ versions (still available) – even the Air can compete quite well to the 13″ books, especially the Retina-one, since both do not have real graphics, but even the 15″ isn’t different – it es a bit slower than all other 15″ books from apple as well, of course we are not talking about worlds – you might not even notice the difference, so if it’s more than 20% you might feel something like a…

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Old MacBook had a fan

It was time to clean the fan in my old non-lionable MacBook. Also ich musste mal lionhaft den Lüfter saubermachen – auf das Ding geht kein Lion mehr, aber er macht zu viel Krach, also aufschrauben – Akkus raus, innen muss das RAM-Abdeckungsteil (L-Form) ab, darunter sind 3 Schrauben und an der schmalen Seite 2, auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite noch mal 4 (von noch mehr) die weg müssen, am Gehäuse sind es hinten 4 und an der Seite (DVD Slot) 2, dann mit schmalen Spachtel-Teil von der Monitor-Seite her langsam…

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White Apple MacBook – Updated – Neues kleines Macbook

MacBook updated, 2.4GHz now, only 2GB built in (so get yourself cheap4GB somewhere when buying one), NVidia Geforce Graphics (!!), no Firewire (careful for audio stuff!!). So not much but better and more expensive (it’s Apple!) – get the 13″ MBP for 150€ more incl 4GB and Firewire – that’s what I’d recommend here. since FW and RAM is worth that and looks better btw. I assume this one may be for ppl who aren’t into music or video ;) Neues kleines Macbook im alten Stil mit Grafikkarte und etwas…

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Apple Event: New Hardware iPad – but only iPod OS – ain’t that cool? not yet,Steve

Will it be OS X or just a „bigger iPod Touch“? Will it need jailbreak to be free in choice of any ISP or mobile something? what size? so is it a netbook for real or sort of game pad kind of enlarged something and what kind of app will run and what will it bring to us musicians. a new controller / multi touch interface to work as a smarter and cheaper Lemur? open or just a joke? – it’s Steve-day today. let’s find out. there are rumours about…

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